Since leaving the White House, former President George W. Bush has kept a low profile while keeping busy.
Like British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bush took up painting at a mature age, and he has periodically released samples of his work. Now he is releasing a book of portraits of veterans he has painted, Axios reported.
The book, titled “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors,” will be released on Tuesday and features 98 portraits of wounded veterans whom Bush has gotten to know personally, along with a story about each veteran.
Bush isn’t doing this to earn money for himself. Instead, all the profits from the sale of this book will go to the Bush Institute and be used by its Military Service Initiative, which helps veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq cope with adjusting to civilian life.
Fox News reported that Bush announced this book on Veterans’ Day in 2016 in a Facebook post.
Bush wrote that the veterans he talked to were men and women “who were injured carrying out my orders.”
In addition to the book being released on Tuesday, there will be an exhibition of the paintings from March 2 to Oct. 1 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Texas, the Center reported.
Just like President Donald Trump, Bush had immense respect for our nation’s veterans, particularly because he had to make the difficult choice to send thousands of young men and women to fight wars to keep America safe.
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